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 Question 241600: How do you solve this type of absolute value equation? It has a number outside the absolute value symbol that would indicate the distributive property, but it isn't matching the answers in the back when I tried that. Here is an example: 3/5 |3x+2| +5 = y Would you try the 2 solutions, one positive and one negative? But I can't see how to do that when you don't know what x is. Thanks!Answer by josmiceli(10616)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The way I approach it is to disassemble it, then put it back together I'll disregard the and the for now y can never be negative When , I'll plot it Now I'll factor in the , and plot that The plot is spread out, since is now less for every Now I'll add to the last plot Since there are 2 variables, the solution is the plot Do you want inequalities? You can get those from the plot, too